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Published on May 11, 2012, by in Au Pair.

The concept of au pairs in movie plots isn’t anything new. For years filmmakers have been depicting au pairs on the big screen. Whether they are scary, with super powers or singing they all portray one thing, being an au pair is always interesting. Here are 10 popular movies that feature au pairs:

  1. Mary Poppins (1964) – Julie Andrews stars in this classic and well known musical movie about an au pair that comes flying into watch over The Banks family. She uses her special powers to create fun for the whole family and help the children use their much needed imagination.
  2. Spanglish (2004) – Au pair, Flor and her daughter venture from Mexico to the United States to help a misfit family get through awkward and somewhat funny times. Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni star in this comedy, definitely a must rent.
  3. The Adams Family (1993) – Joan Cusack finds herself au pairing for mischievous children in your not so normal family. This definitely not your typical family or typical au pair.
  4. The Others (2001) – Nicole Kidman plays a rather overprotected mother of two light sensitive children. She is convinced her home is haunted when her au pair shows up with a few surprises.
  5. The Sound of Music (1965)- Julie Andrews makes her second appearance on this list with this big musical hit about a troublesome nun sent to help an Austrian widow and his 7 unruly children. A sing a long for the whole family!
  6. Nanny McPhee (2005) - When a widowed father hires Nanny McPhee to contain his seven unruly children, the kids start mysteriously behaving and it’s not because of practice, patience and love, but because of her magic.
  7. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) – A couple living in the suburbs hires a sweet and soft spoken au pair for their baby. The parents start to realize the au pair is not what she seems and are desperate to protect their lives in this chilling thriller.
  8. Uptown Girls (2003) - Brittany Murphy plays childlike au pair of adult like Dakota Fanning. Funny mishap after mishap things get better and a relationship is formed and lessons are learned.
  9. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)- And who could you not adore a movie about a loving father dressed up like an older woman pretending to be a well-trained au pair, starring Robin Williams.
  10. Corina, Corina (1994)-Whoopi Goldberg saves a father and daughter from drifting apart with her good ol’ fashion and child rearing ways. It’s a great movie for the whole family!
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